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Economic Parables and Policies : An Introduction to Economics - Laurence S. Seidman

Economic Parables and Policies

An Introduction to Economics

Paperback Published: 28th February 2004
ISBN: 9780765611093
Number Of Pages: 272

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In this new edition of his classic text, Laurence Seidman refocuses on important economic issues the United States faces in the twenty-first century. Writing in a conversational style, he introduces professor-requested supply-and-demand and production possibility-frontier diagrams to illustrate the updated micro- and macroeconomic topics. Using parables to present economic lessons, this third edition includes sections on combating recessions and the free market, as well as updated material on new individual accounts under Social Security. New to this edition are discussions of the tax credit approach to encourage the purchase of health insurance and the latest changes in the earned income tax credit. Revised to facilitate the needs of teaching introductory economics, each chapter advocates a specific economic policy to illustrate the particular issue under discussion, and to provide an opportunity for debate and discussion. Topics covered include taxation, social security, international trade, the environment, health care, education, investment, and other issues.

Tables and Figures
Preface
Introduction to Economics
An Economist's Genesis
Microeconomics
Markets: Demand and Supply
Environmental Pollution
International Trade
Macroeconomics
Recession
Inflation
Growth
Growth Through Tax Reform
Policy Issues
The Social Contract
Social Security
Health Insurance
Education
Poverty
Index
About the Author
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ISBN: 9780765611093
ISBN-10: 0765611090
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 28th February 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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